‘Graduateness: What is a Graduate of Contemporary Higher Education?’ is the third event in the Centre for Global Higher Education’s Key Debates in Higher Education Seminar Series.  This one day seminar will examine what it means to be a graduate from the perspective of researchers, student representatives and policy makers. 

The seminar will discuss:

• different meanings of ‘graduateness’ in contemporary higher education;

• the role of knowledge in producing graduates; 

• how the unbundling of higher education impacts on our understanding of ‘graduateness’;

• the changing role of universities in developing graduates;

• how the idea ‘graduateness’ will develop in the future.

Speakers will include:

• Chris Hale, Director of Policy at Universities UK 

• Shakira Martin, President, National Union of Students 

• Monica McLean, University of Nottingham 

• Neil Morris, University of Leeds 

• Jon Nixon, The Education University of Hong Kong, China (Honorary Professor) and Middlesex University, UK (Visiting Professor)

• Michael Tomlinson, Southampton University

The seminar is hosted by the Centre for Global Higher Education at Lancaster University.  It is free to attend but you need to register here.

You can download the CGHE Key Debates Seminar programme for further information. 

Please contact Dee Daglish if you have any questions about the seminar.

Follow these links to watch the live conference webcasts:

1000 – 1130 Welcome and Keynote address 1: Knowledge and the graduate

1200 – 1315 Keynote address 2: The graduate in an unbundled university

1415 – 1600 Panel discussion – Meanings of graduateness in contemporary higher education: Changing role of the university?

Wrap up and future research agenda


Livestream participants can email questions during the Conference Keynote addresses and the Panel discussion.

For any problems joining via webcast email vscene or phone them on +44(0)3300 200 404. 

Vscene opening times - Monday to Friday 08.00 to 18.00


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